ABC of CameraWork Course in Bath

_1110707-3I am looking forward to the ABC of CameraWork course in Bath on Saturday for members of Dorchester Camera Club.

The one day ABC of CameraWork course will help you think about how your picture will look artistically and technically BEFORE you press the shutter.

The ‘ABC’ of CameraWork course organises the fundamentals of good photographic practice and makes it accessible and memorable. An excellent blueprint for photographic advancement, so my clients say who have been on the course.

See my website for outline details of the course in Cardiff on the 24th Jan 2015.


Photographers are always wowed by the starting raw file and the finished result. _1110707-2Here (left) is the raw file straight out of the camera with no processing.

Things to remember:

– always shoot in raw.

– expose for retained highlight detail.

– you decide where the point of focus will be not the camera.

– look around the edges of the viewfinder for distractions and highlights.

– Will the picture be visually balanced?

Just for those of you who cling on to colour photography for dear life above is the processed colour version of the file. I keep telling my clients and at the talks I give to camera clubs that colour photography will never catch on :).

So what was in my post-processing plan for the final colour version

– Well first of all I had a plan – which is more than most people!

– Crop out the bridge bottom right.

– Darken highlights in the background and top.

– Improve global exposure and contrast.

– Correct the white balance.

– Make a version of the file with suitable brightness and contrast for the web.

(c) Andy Beel FRPS 2014


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